Jonathan takes the lead in Imo

The results of the presidential election in 11 out of the 27 local government areas in Imo State collated on Sunday in Owerri, capital of the state, show that President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, is clearly leading his main opponent, the candidate of

Don’t declare any PDP candidate winner in Anambra, Uba tells INEC


PEOPLE’S Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in Anambra State, Chief Chris Uba, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to declare any candidate of the party winner in the state and National Assembly election. The post Don’t declare any PDP candidate winner in Anambra, Uba tells INEC appeared first

Don’t panic, Presidency tells Jonathan’s supporters

The Presidency on Sunday urged supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan against panic over some “fake results” of the Saturday’s presidential elections, allegedly being released by opposition party. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr.

My pact with Niger people -Nasko, PDP guber candidate


The gubernatorial election has never been so explosive and interesting as it is in Niger State. It is a departure from the past when an aspirant would be imposed on the electorate by the elders without resistance. Though there is a campaign by the opposition on the age of the

President-elect to emerge today –Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that despite the extension of Saturday’s elections till Sunday in some parts of the country, the results of the presidential poll will be declared on Monday(today). INEC Chairman, Prof.

Election results collated in private houses, hotels –APC

The All Progressives Congress in Anambra State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of using residential houses, hotels and other secret places for collation of electoral results. The party also said that most of the legitimate collation centres were left empty without any sign of electoral activities.

Power, corruption top priorities for next govt, say Nigerians


As Nigeria and the world earnestly await the official results of  last weekend’s Presidential election, attention is gradually shifting away from the politics and back to the country’s economic realities. Whoever is elected to preside over the nation for the next four years, has the clear task of fixing power

External reserve hits new low, below 4 months import


The stress of dwindling oil revenue is mounting on the economy as external reserve drops below USD30 billion last week, indicating less than four months import bill. The decline which came with last week’s withdrawals for meeting forex demands put the total figure at USD29.9 billion.

Ibadan businessman, Olanihun, dies at 69

Ibadan, Oyo State businessman and philanthropist, Mufutau Olanihun, died of protracted illness on Sunday at the age of 69. The circumstances leading to Olanihun’s death are still not clear but a family source who did not give her name because she was not authorised to speak on the family’s behalf

Jonathan leads in seven Edo LGs

As the collation of results of the presidential election continues, the Peoples Democratic Party has won the poll in seven Local Government Areas in Edo State. Edo has 18 LGs. At the INEC office in Benin where the collation of results continued into the early hours of Monday, at Igueben

INEC office razed as Rivers protesters demand fresh polls

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the Emouha Local Government Area of Rivers State was on Saturday night set ablaze by persons believed to be political thugs. A senior official of the commission confirmed the incident hours after hundreds of All Progressives Congress protesters on Sunday besieged

Police recover N9m from dead armed robbers who raided Owo banks


Akure—The police in Ondo State have recovered N9 million from the six of the fifty armed robbers who raided four banks at Owo last week. Two police women and four others, including an ASP and seven civilians were killed by the robbers who stormed the banks at about 4pm last

Destiny’s Child Reunite For Surprise Performance

The former girl super group, Destiny’s Child reunited for a performance last week at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Las Vegas. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland joined former bandmate Michelle Williams on Saturday night in Las Vegas for a surprise performance of Michelle’s single “Say Yes”.

Police arrest 10 for electoral violence in Osun

The Commissioner of Police for the elections in Osun State, Sam Okaula, said the police have arrested four suspects for attempting to snatch the results of the presidential election in Ikirun. He said the suspects had been transferred to the state capital, Osogbo, for interrogation.

Elections present opportunity to reset Nigeria


Nigeria, Africa’s largest and most important economy just held presidential and parliamentary elections over the weekend. Beyond the euphoria of victors that were elected at all levels, the stark reality is that these are not the best of times for the country. The persistent slide in oil prices has led

International dimensions of the coming elections(2)


In April 2011, French soldiers bombed the presidential palace, paving the way for the capture of Laurent Gbagbo and the First Lady. After detention in the north of the country he was unceremoniously taken to The Hague. After Gbagbo and his eloquent youth minister Blé Goudé presented their defence, the

Singapore is too small for our ambitions


He was the last of the titans, alongside Nehru, Sukarno, Nkrumah, Nelson Mandela and Jomo Kenyatta. One of the giants of the twentieth century, Lee Kuan Yew passed away peacefully in a Singapore hospital last week Monday, 23rd of March, age 91. For more than a half-century, he straddled his

INEC to release election results today


Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that the results of the March 28 elections would be announced in 48 hours from when the votes were concluded around the country on Saturday. Voting was was conducted in the Presidential, Senate and House of Assembly elections